Business Resources

Current News, Events, and Press Releases

SBA Introduces Ascent - A Free Digital Learning Platform for Women Business Owners
Ascent is designed for the “missing middle” — growth-oriented women entrepreneurs who are beyond the start-up phase and already generating revenue yet looking to grow and scale.
Chamber's Business Before Hours - Economic Forecast 2021 Set for February 16th
This will be a virtual event. $10 for members and $15 for non-members.
Western Maryland Consortium Offers Many Workforce Programs
Services available include job search assistance, resume development, internet job searches, career information, interest testing and evaluation, case management, workshops and skill training.
MEMA's Private Sector Integration Program
The PSIP provides valuable information to the private sector through the website and a (currently) bi-weekly newsletter packed with information and resources.
MD SBDC to Host FREE Western MD Retail Business Resiliency Training Series
Retail expert Marc Willson will share proven strategies retailers around the nation are using to weather & recover from changing regulatory requirements, economic realities, & customer expectations.
Sector 23 (Construction) Virtual Networking Event to be Held January 20, 2021
This webinar is for small construction businesses who focus on the Sector 23 NAICS Codes. Panelists will speak on their experiences in the SBA 8(a) program and provide helpful tips for success.
Save the Date: Tech at the Gap 2021
Tech at the Gap 2021 will be held October 14, 2021 in Rocky Gap Casino Resort. Video presentations from Tech at the Gap 2019 are available free online.
FSU's Small Business Development Center Launches Business Transition Program
FSU and the Western MD SBDC have created a Legacy Business Transition Program to assist area business owners seeking to sell their businesses and individuals or entities interested in purchasing them.
Tri-County Council for Western Maryland Loan Fund
Tri-County Council for Western Maryland is offering businesses located in Allegany, Garrett, and Washington counties low interest financing through Summit Financing Solutions Revolving Loan Fund.
Neighborhood Business Works (NBW) Program: Opportunity Zone Microgrant Funding Available
The program offers $500K of Opportunity Zone Microgrant funding ranging from $10K to $50K to early stage and/or expanding businesses located in a Federal Opportunity Zone in MD.
Western Maryland Consortium Offers National Dislocated Humanitarian Assistance Grant
The Western Maryland Consortium's NDHA Grant can help lessen the financial burden on your business by reimbursing the wages paid to essential cleaning personnel to stop the spread of COVID.
Upcoming Webinar: Prime Contracting in the Small Business Reserve (SBR) Program
This free webinar provides an in-depth review of the statutes governing the SBR Program, the online certification process, and the pipeline for identifying SBR opportunities.
National Association of Women Business Owners Hosts Free Lunch & Learn Series
The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) will host a series of free Lunch & Learn webinars every Tuesday in October at 12:00 p.m. ET.
Garrett College Offers Scholarship Opportunities to Businesses
Garrett College's Continuing Ed& Workforce Development offers scholarships for businesses wishing to provide employees with the opportunity to obtain industry required professional certification.
SBDC to Host Free Virtual Success Showcase: Small Business Tips and Tools
Learn about valuable programs and services available to help you start or grow your small business, including counseling, financing, and government contracting, during this September 24th event.